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Reinhard Keiser, the "Honor of Germany", founder of the German baroque opera and contemporary of Handel, composed more than 100 oepras which are very popular at his times. In his opera Die gromutige Tomyries, premiered in Hamburg in 1717. Keiser tells us an old legend, located in ancient Persia. Hans-martin Linde's 1988 live recording on period instruments. This opera is led by an exquisite vocal cast including Gabriele Fontana and Hans-Martin Linde.
Keiser: Die gromutige Tomyris is part the Electrola Collection, a series that celebrates the historic record label, Electrola. Electrola. Electrola was part of the EMI Classics unit in Germany best known for the rich catalogs, masterful artists and iconic gramophone trademark.
BBC Music Magazine, July 2013
Christopher PrTgardien (Tigranes) aside, the singing is as undistinguished as the music is delicious, performed on versatile period instruments.
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